Boinnet Ordered to Present Himself in Court

  • Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has been ordered by the High Court to present himself in person on Tuesday at 9 am after he failed to present Miguna Miguna within the stipulated time frame.

    High Court judge Justice Luka Kimaru summoned the IG and Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss, George Kinoti, to show cause why they should not be cited for contempt for failing to comply with orders issued last Friday that directed them to release Miguna.

    Justice Luka issued the order on Monday and maintained that the IG and DCI boss should avail themselves to explain why they defied the order to release Miguna.

    "This court orders the Inspector General and Director of Criminal Investigations to appear and bring the applicant before me personally so that he can be dealt with in accordance with the law," Kimaru stated.

    [caption caption="Justice Luka Kimaru"][/caption]

    He further noted that if the IG did not want to appear in court at the stipulated time he ought to release Miguna Miguna on Monday.

    Police failed to present the lawyer as ordered by the court forcing NASA lawyers to urge the judge to hold IG Boinnet liable for disobeying a court order.

    Mr Miguna was arrested last Friday, and on the same day, High Court Judge James Wakiaga granted him a Sh50,000 bond but the police failed to release him.

    Police in Uplands Police Station, Kiambu County, where Miguna was alleged to have been detained erected a roadblock at the entrance of the station.

    Their unusual conduct since Saturday, which includes deployment of several armed officers to watch the compound, continued to raise suspicion that the self-declared "General" was in their custody.

    [caption caption="Lawyers Peter Kaluma, Edwin Sifuna and Cliff Ombeta at the Milimani Law Court"][/caption]

    On Sunday, police stopped NASA politicians Junet Mohammed (Suna East MP) and Florence Mutua (Busia County MP), and lawyer Edwin Sifuna from accessing the report desk.